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  • newMashnouq Walks Out of Parliament to Avoid Voting for 'Ghazi Kanaan'
    Caretaker Interior Minister and Beirut MP Nouhad al-Mashnouq on Wednesday walked out of parliament during a vote for the deputy speaker post. “I will not vote for Ghazi Kanaan for the deputy speaker post,” Mashnouq tweeted, in a jab at MP E…
    - 20 hours ago, 23 May 18, 5:21pm -
  • newYacoubian Disrupts Berri's Reelection by Voting for Labaki
    First-time parliamentarian Paula Yacoubian, a journalist who is close to Prime Minister Saad Hariri but ran as a civil society candidate, made a scene at parliament on Wednesday by voting symbolically for prominent Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki fo…
    - 23 hours ago, 23 May 18, 2:36pm -
  • newBerri Meets Aoun, Says Consultations to Pick PM to be Held Thursday
    Binding parliamentary consultations to choose a new premier will kick off on Thursday, Speaker Nabih Berri said. “Together with the deputy speaker and the members of the parliament bureau, we came here to take the blessing of President Michel…
    - 24 hours ago, 23 May 18, 1:50pm -
  • Syria Says Withdrawal of Iran, Hizbullah 'Not on Agenda'
    Syria's deputy foreign minister said Wednesday Damascus did not envisage Iran and Hizbullah participating in the withdrawal of foreign forces from the war-torn country as announced last week by Russia.
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 18, 11:11am -
  • Speaker Nabih Berri, Great Survivor of Lebanese Politics
    Famous for his quick wit and shrewd politicking, Hizbullah ally Nabih Berri is returning for a sixth consecutive term as speaker of Lebanon's parliament, making him one of the world's longest-serving legislative chiefs. 
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 18, 11:07am -

NNA-Leb

  • Riad elSolh protest ends, Sitin to take place upcoming Wednesday
    NNA - Civil activists ended their protest movement which took place at Riad el-Solh Square earlier today, NNA correspondent reported Sunday evening.The protest was directed against tax increases, and
    - 19 Mar 17, 6:53pm -
  • Kenaan to hold press conference on Monday in Sin elFil
    NNA - Finance and Budget Committee Head, MP Ibrahim Kenaan, is expected to hold a press conference at 1:00 p.m. on Monday at the Free Patriotic Movement39;s Conferences and Meetings Center in Sin el
    - 19 Mar 17, 6:06pm -
  • Mutalaqem arrives in Beirut to partake in NNA Conference
    NNA - Foreign Information Deputy Assistant at the Kuwaiti Ministry of Information, Faisal al-Mutalaqem, arrived on Sunday evening at Beirut International Airport, whereby he will be representing Kuwai
    - 19 Mar 17, 5:48pm -
  • (*) Sami Gemayel to hold press conference shortly
    NNA - Kataeb Party Head, Sami Gemayel, is expected to hold a press conference at 7:00 o39;clock this evening. ================ R.Sh.
    - 19 Mar 17, 4:26pm -
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    Hour Subject 10:00 International Workshop entitled "World Comparative Experiences on the Role of Media in Promoting Peace and Social Stability," organized by Maharat Foundation in collabor
    - 19 Mar 17, 3:57pm -
  • KUNA Director General in Beirut to participate in NNA international conference
    NNA - Chairman and Director General of Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), Sheikh Mubarak Al-Duaij Al-Ibrahim Al-Sabah, arrived on Sunday in Beirut to partake in the conference organized by the National News
    - 19 Mar 17, 3:01pm -
  • Army force arrives in Riad Solh
    NNA - A Lebanese Army Force arrived this afternoon in Riad Solh Square, NNA correspondent said.=======Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 2:28pm -
  • Two wounded in Downtown due to disorder
    NNA - National News Agency correspondent on Sunday reported that two people were injured on Sunday in Riyad Solh Square because of a stampede among protestors.========Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:46pm -
  • Hariri calls protestors to form commission
    NNA - Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, called on Sunday upon protestors via twitter to form a commission that submits their demands to the government, in order to discuss them openly.========Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:36pm -
  • PNL, PSP withdraw from protest
    NNA - The two student organizations of NLP (National Liberal Party) and PSP (Progressive Socialist Party) announced the withdrawal of their supporters of Riyad Solh Square, after clashes provoked by
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:34pm -
  • Kataeb announces end of protest
    NNA - Kataeb party declared on Sunday the end of the protests in downtown Beirut, noting that its supporters withdrew from Riyad Solh Square, awaiting a new date for the next protest.========Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:28pm -
  • Hariri leaves Riad Solh
    NNA - Prime Minister Saad Hariri left Riad Solh after speaking with protestors.=========Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:15pm -
  • Hariri: We will fight corruption
    NNA - Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, said on Sunday that "there is a long way to go and we will continue to counter waste and corruption.""We will be next to you and we will combat corruption," he tol
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:09pm -
  • Hariri arrives to Riyad Solh
    NNA - Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, arrived to Riyad Solh to meet with protestors angered by a planned increase in taxes.===============R.Z.
    - 19 Mar 17, 12:54pm -
  • Attempts to remove metal barrier in Riyad Solh Square
    NNA - NNA field correspondent to Riyad Solh reported on Sunday that attempts were made to remove the metal barrier separating protestors from security forces.The security forces called in reinforceme
    - 19 Mar 17, 12:53pm -

The Dailystar Mideast News

  • newMore than 350 observers to monitor Turkish elections
    An international security body says it is deploying 22 long-term and 350 short-term observers to monitor Turkey's June 24 snap presidential and parliamentary elections.
    - 2 hours ago, 24 May 18, 3:53pm -
  • newEgypt expects artifacts seized in Italy to be returned home
    A Cairo official says he expects 118 ancient Egyptian artifacts, which were among thousands belonging to other civilizations found by Italian police over two months ago, to be returned to Egypt.
    - 2 hours ago, 24 May 18, 3:19pm -
  • newTurkey's ruling party says wants to overcome problems with US
    Turkey wants to overcome its problems with the United States and maintaining close cooperation between the two countries is essential, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AK Party said in its manifesto for next month's elections, published on Thu…
    - 1 hour ago, 24 May 18, 2:46pm -
  • newTurkey attacks Greece granting 2 Turkish officers asylum
    Turkey on Thursday hit back at a Greek court's decision to grant political refugee status to two Turkish officers who fled to Greece after a 2016 failed coup, accusing Athens of protecting "terrorists.
    - 31 mins ago, 24 May 18, 1:13pm -
  • newFive dead in Baghdad cafe bombing: Iraqi police
    At least five people were killed and several others wounded when a suicide bomber struck a cafe in Baghdad where people had gathered after breaking their daily Ramadan fast, police said Thursday.
    - 49 mins ago, 24 May 18, 12:55pm -

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Dailystar - Lebanon News

  • newBassil urges Zakka's release in meeting with Iran envoy
    In a Thursday meeting with Iranian Ambassador Mohammad Fathali, caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil demanded the release of Lebanese national Nizar Zakka from Iranian prison, according to the state-run National News Agency.
    - 39 mins ago, 24 May 18, 2:23pm -
  • newLebanese woman last seen in Hamra missing: ISF
    A young woman who was last seen leaving her Hamra residence on Sidani street has not returned, the Internal Security Forces reported Thursday.
    - 18 mins ago, 24 May 18, 2:02pm -
  • newTop brass denounce Israel on eve of Liberation Day
    Top security and military officials Thursday denounced ongoing Israeli "massacres" as Lebanon is set to commemorate Liberation Day, which marks the withdrawal of Israeli occupying forces from south Lebanon in 2000.
    - 3 hours ago, 24 May 18, 10:58am -
  • newMajority of MPs name Hariri for premiership
    Caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri is set to retain Lebanon's premiership Thursday as a majority of 128 Parliament members announced that he was their pick for the position.
    - 3 hours ago, 24 May 18, 10:25am -
  • newIsraeli forces fire on south Lebanon farmer, no injuries
    Israeli forces fired across Lebanon’s southern border toward livestock led by a Lebanese farmer near the town of Shebaa, causing no injuries, the Lebanese Army reported in a statement Thursday morning.
    - 3 hours ago, 24 May 18, 10:19am -
  • newBerri re-elected speaker; Hariri favorite to form govt
    The smooth re-election Wednesday of Nabih Berri as Parliament speaker for a sixth consecutive four-year term unchallenged has set the stage for quick binding consultations with parliamentary blocs on designating a prime minster to form a new governme…
    - 13 hours ago, 24 May 18, 12:19am -
  • newVeteran MPs, fresh faces gather for new Parliament
    Wednesday was busy for Lebanon’s Parliament, with media buzzing and newly elected MPs stepping out of their cars from behind dark-tinted windows to cast votes for speaker, deputy speaker and other members of the secretariat.
    - 14 hours ago, 24 May 18, 12:09am -
  • newArmy honors soldier slain in Tripoli clashes
    The Lebanese Army Wednesday honored a soldier who was killed in clashes in the northern city of Tripoli, the day before in a funeral procession in his hometown.
    - 14 hours ago, 24 May 18, 12:09am -
  • newWhat can we expect from independents now?
    Looming posters of Lebanon’s long-standing political elite are slowly peeling off buildings and billboards across the country as election fever dies out.
    - 14 hours ago, 24 May 18, 12:08am -
  • newTobacco farmers in south struggle to save crops
    Tobacco farmers in Lebanon’s rural, agriculture-dependent south are struggling to save their crops this harvest season, amid high temperatures and plant-borne diseases they say are threatening their primary source of income.
    - 14 hours ago, 24 May 18, 12:08am -
  • newTimetable of Thursday's PM consultations
    Parliamentary blocs will head to Baabda Palace Thursday to hold binding consultations with President Michel Aoun on their pick for who should head the next Cabinet.
    - 15 hours ago, 23 May 18, 10:20pm -
  • newAoun calls for unity in battle against corruption
    President Michel Aoun called for national unity in the battle against corruption in Lebanon's state institutions at an iftar speech Thursday at Baabda Palace.
    - 18 hours ago, 23 May 18, 8:06pm -
  • newMilitary Tribunal fines man for impersonating security officer
    A Military Tribunal headed by Brig. Gen. Hussein Abdallah issued a fine Wednesday for a man who impersonated a security officer, the state-run National News Agency reported.
    - 21 hours ago, 23 May 18, 4:49pm -
  • newPM consultations to begin Thursday
    Binding consultations will be held Thursday over who will be named Lebanon’s new prime minister, President Michel Aoun said Wednesday.
    - 22 hours ago, 23 May 18, 4:09pm -
  • newMan shot dead after failing to stop at Tripoli checkpoint
    A man was shot dead Wednesday in the northern city of Tripoli after failing to comply with the Internal Security Forces’ orders to stop at a checkpoint and speeding past, the ISF said.
    - 22 hours ago, 23 May 18, 3:31pm -
  • newSyrian woman found dead in Bekaa after disappearance
    A 32-year-old Syrian woman was found dead Wednesday near east Lebanon’s Baalbeck, after disappearing from her Bekaa home more than one week ago, a security source told The Daily Star.
    - 23 hours ago, 23 May 18, 2:59pm -
  • Civil Defense finds body of man off Metn coast
    Civil Defense personnel found a dead body Wednesday morning off the coast of Metn’s Dbayeh, the rescue organization said in an official statement, adding that the body had likely been offshore for at least two days.
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 18, 12:23pm -
  • Govt to study disastrous south Lebanon tobacco harvest
    Caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri ordered a government survey of recent major losses by tobacco farmers in south Lebanon’s Rmaish, as a virus-ridden summer harvest season threatens their primary source of income.
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 18, 10:58am -
  • Berri re-elected speaker in first Parliament session; Ferzli deputy
    Nabih Berri was re-elected Parliament speaker Wednesday with 98 votes, ushering in his sixth term in the post since he first took up the speakership in 1992, as the new governing body met for its inaugural session following elections earlier this mon…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 18, 9:47am -
  • Hariri: Sanctions on Hezbollah could hasten Cabinet formation
    Last week’s U.S. sanctions against key Hezbollah leaders will not hinder the formation of a new government, but they might instead accelerate it, caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Tuesday.
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 18, 12:10am -

Dailystar - Live News

Dailystar - Business

  • newTurkish lira weakens sharply, surrendering some post-rate hike gains
    Turkey's lira weakened more than 2 percent Thursday, giving up some of the hefty gains it made after the central bank raised interest rates by 300 basis points on Wednesday in an emergency move to prop up the tumbling currency.
    - 2 hours ago, 24 May 18, 12:12pm -
  • newDeutsche Bank slashes over 7,000 jobs in major shake-up
    Germany's largest lender Deutsche Bank said Thursday it will slash over 7,000 jobs and dramatically scale back its investment banking activities as it seeks to turn the page on years of losses.
    - 2 hours ago, 24 May 18, 11:46am -
  • newRusal says CEO, top directors resign over US sanctions
    Russian aluminum giant Rusal announced Thursday that its chief executive and half of its board of directors had resigned to ensure the firm avoids U.S. sanctions that targeted its founder Oleg Deripaska.
    - 3 hours ago, 24 May 18, 10:31am -
  • newDeutsche Bank says to to cut over 7,000 jobs
    German financial giant Deutsche Bank said Thursday it will cut over 7,000 jobs as it looks to convince investors it is serious about returning to profitability.
    - 5 hours ago, 24 May 18, 8:49am -
  • newU.S. launches auto import probe, China says will defend interests
    The Trump administration has launched a national security investigation into car and truck imports that could lead to new U.S. tariffs similar to those imposed on imported steel and aluminum in March.
    - 5 hours ago, 24 May 18, 8:36am -
  • newIMF urges Riyadh to contain spending
    The International Monetary Fund has called on Saudi Arabia to keep public spending under control, even as a partial recovery of oil prices helps the economy emerge from recession.
    - 14 hours ago, 24 May 18, 12:08am -
  • newIMF urges Riyadh to contain spending
    The International Monetary Fund has called on Saudi Arabia to keep public spending under control, even as a partial recovery of oil prices helps the economy emerge from recession.
    - 14 hours ago, 24 May 18, 12:08am -
  • newBrexit customs paperwork to cost firms up to 20 bln pounds a year: UK tax official
    Businesses will face a cost of up to 20 billion pounds ($27 billion) a year to comply with the customs arrangement favored by the keenest Brexit supporters within the cabinet, Britain's most senior tax official said Wednesday.
    - 18 hours ago, 23 May 18, 8:09pm -
  • newTurkey's central bank hikes rates 300 basis points
    Turkey's central bank hiked interest rates by 300 basis points Wednesday, taking decisive action to put a floor under the cratering lira currency and win back investor confidence shaken by interventions from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
    - 18 hours ago, 23 May 18, 7:36pm -
  • newLibyan oilfield suffers 'distribution delay' amid protest threats: NOC
    Libya's National Oil Corp (NOC) said Wednesday there had been a "minor distribution delay" from Raguba field but production was unaffected despite threats from protesters, who also targeted a second field.
    - 18 hours ago, 23 May 18, 7:35pm -
  • newFears over growth, US-China trade prompt equities sell-off
    Global stocks sold off while investors raced for the safety of the Japanese yen and some government bonds Wednesday as concerns rose that setbacks to U.S.-China trade talks would undermine world economic growth.
    - 19 hours ago, 23 May 18, 7:12pm -
  • newIndia takes US steel tariffs complaint to the WTO
    India has launched a complaint against the United States to challenge U.S. President Donald Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminium, a filing published by the World Trade Organization showed Wednesday.
    - 21 hours ago, 23 May 18, 4:26pm -
  • newIMF urges Saudi to contain spending as deficit widens
    The International Monetary Fund has called on Saudi Arabia to keep public spending under control, even as a partial recovery of oil prices helps the economy emerge from recession.
    - 24 hours ago, 23 May 18, 1:47pm -
  • Turkish currency hits record low amid Erdogan concerns
    Turkey's currency, the lira, has fallen to a record low against the dollar amid concerns about an outflow of investor capital and the country's ability to manage the situation.
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 18, 12:55pm -
  • Eurozone economy outlook dims as sentiment weakens: survey
    The pace of growth of eurozone business activity continued to slow in May, as companies became less optimistic about the state of the economy in Europe, a key survey showed on Wednesday.
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 18, 11:56am -
  • Growth an urgent priority for new govt
    Caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri has a long list of measures to stimulate the sluggish economy, combat rampant corruption and red tape as well as deal effectively with the growing public debt when he is appointed again to head the Cabinet.
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 18, 12:12am -
  • OPEC may decide to ease oil supply curbs in June: sources
    OPEC may decide to raise oil output as soon as June due to worries over Iranian and Venezuelan supply and after Washington raised concerns the oil rally was going too far, OPEC and oil industry sources familiar with the discussions told Reuters.
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 18, 9:48pm -
  • Global stocks mixed amid Wall St profit taking, European rally, China moves
    Global stocks were mixed Tuesday as Wall Street investors locked in recent gains while European shares approached four-month peaks as pressure eased on Italy's debt markets and as China moved to further open up its economy.
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 18, 7:18pm -
  • Erdogan hints Turkey may ban some Israeli goods because of Gaza violence: media
    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hinted that Turkey might consider imposing a ban on imports of some Israeli goods over the killing of Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces on the Gaza border, media reported Tuesday.
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 18, 11:51am -
  • Egypt's Suez Canal revenues rise to $479.3 mln in April
    Egypt's Suez Canal revenues rose to $479.3 million in April, up from $463 million in March, official statistics Tuesday showed.
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 18, 11:16am -
  • New York Stock Exchange names first female leader
    The New York Stock Exchange has named its first female leader in the history of the 226-year-old exchange.
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 18, 9:07am -
  • Asian markets mostly lower after Wall Street gains
    Asian markets were mostly lower Tuesday after Wall Street gained as Italy moved toward forming a euroskeptic-led government.
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 18, 8:43am -
  • Fitch warns against slow Cabinet formation
    Ratings agency Fitch has warned against a drawn-out Cabinet formation process, as this would delay necessary reforms.
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 18, 12:05am -
  • Fitch warns against slow Cabinet formation
    Ratings agency Fitch has warned against a drawn-out Cabinet formation process, as this would delay necessary reforms.
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 18, 12:05am -
  • Israel lawmakers hope Trump could ease made-in-USA rules for military aid
    Israeli lawmakers urged the government Monday to reopen talks with the United States on a defense aid deal signed in 2016 in the hope that President Donald Trump might ease a requirement that American aid money be spent on U.S. equipment.
    - 3 days ago, 21 May 18, 6:51pm -
  • Abraaj issues may go beyond health fund
    Two separate examinations into the alleged misuse of money at embattled Middle Eastern investment firm Abraaj Group found potential irregularities in its $1 billion health care fund as well as its other vehicles, according to people with knowledge of…
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 18, 12:15am -
  • New York Plaza’s Ashkenazy, Alwaleed sue owner
    Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. and Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s Kingdom Holding Co., the investors trying to buy New York’s historic Plaza Hotel, sued the property’s majority owner for allegedly reneging on an agreement that gives the group t…
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 18, 12:14am -
  • Finance Ministry, BDL do $5.5B swap
    The Finance Ministry Friday swapped $5.5 billion worth of Lebanese pound bonds held by BDL with dollar-denominated Eurobonds to meet its refinancing needs in foreign currency and to cover the cost of debt servicing until the end of 2018, the ministry…
    - 6 days ago, 19 May 18, 12:15am -
  • U.S. official warns against Hezbollah Cabinet role
    A senior U.S. official Thursday described Hezbollah as a cancer that must be removed, urging the Lebanese government not to include the party's members in the new Cabinet.
    - 7 days ago, 18 May 18, 12:47am -
  • Elections had positive effect on financial sector: Salameh
    Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh said Thursday that the parliamentary elections held earlier this month had had a positive effect on Lebanon’s financial situation, safeguarding the stability of the Lebanese currency.
    - 7 days ago, 17 May 18, 12:00pm -
  • Syrian entrepreneurs thrive in Turkey
    In the Turkish city of Gaziantep, home to around half a million Syrians who fled the civil war south of the border, hundreds of Syrian businesses are thriving in a boost both for the displaced community and their host country.
    - 8 days ago, 17 May 18, 12:07am -
  • Lebanon’s GDP growth should hit 8 pct: study
    Lebanon’s GDP growth should climb to 7 or 8 percent a year by activating tourism, real estate, construction and the banking sector, a study conducted by Fransabank said Monday.
    - 10 days ago, 15 May 18, 12:10am -
  • Lebanon’s GDP growth should hit 8 pct: study
    Lebanon’s GDP growth should climb to 7 or 8 percent a year by activating tourism, real estate, construction and the banking sector, a study conducted by Fransabank said Monday.
    - 10 days ago, 15 May 18, 12:10am -
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